(1825-1892) His real name was Florimond Ronger and he was always known by the nickname "Le Compositeur Tocqué" ("The Crazy Composer"). He was organist to a lunatic asylum in Paris called the Bicêtre Hospital where he organized performances of small musical plays which he wrote himself. In the hands of Offenbach the genre of the opérette, which Halevé had invented, became very popular.

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French Opérette and Opéra Bouffe
An overview of the development of French Opérette and Opéra Bouffe, examining how these forms had their origin in a lunatic asylum in Paris.
Herve
Stage works with lyricists and premier places and dates.
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